Deterrent Essays

  • The Death Penalty is a Necessary Deterrent to Crime

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    The Death Penalty is a Necessary Deterrent to Crime Murder and rape are serious crimes, although they aren't the only crimes that could be considered serious. Others that might be considered are stealing, which has numerous categories under it such as grand theft auto, etc… The following story is the true account of a young female named Donna. This story tells of Donna's rape and then her murder by a man named McCorquodale and his friend Leroy. The author is telling this story in order to create

  • Capital Punishment is an Effective Deterrent

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    Capital Punishment is an Effective Deterrent Throughout history, statistics have proven that Capital Punishment has been an effective deterrent of major crime.  Capital Punishment is the lawful infliction of death among criminals and has been used to punish a wide variety of offenses for many years all over the world (Bedau 16).  When the death penalty is enforced, it shows society that committing a capital crime has deadly consequences. In early times, many methods of Capital Punishment

  • Capital Punishment Essay - Death Penalty as a Deterrent to Crime

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    The Death Penalty as a Deterrent to Crime Brutally murdered by a man no one would have suspected, an innocent twelve-year old girl was taken from her mother. Although, this poor girl's mother was stricken with grief and anger, she did not wish for this murderer to die for her own sake, but to protect other innocent girls like her own. She sat and watched, staring into the eyes of the man who had killed her daughter. She watched as they inserted the needle containing the fluid that would take

  • capital punishment

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    factors surrounding capital punishment. A number of studies have also been done specifically on the deterrent effects of capital punishment. Many officials believes that capital punishment not only prevent s the offender from committing additional crimes but deters others as well. The research of Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon J. Hawkins demonstrated that punishment is an effective deterrent for those who are criminally inclined. Another research has been to examine murder rates in given areas

  • Rehabilitation, Not Capital Punishment

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    and should not be legal. The argument most often used to support the death penalty in former-Soviet republics is the necessity of having a particularly efficacious deterrent against murders and other common crimes. However, none of the many studies about the matter have been able to show that death penalty is more of a deterrent than other punishments.  It's completely wrong to think that most of those who commit serious crimes such as murders consider the consequences of their actions. Murders

  • Capital Punishment: Does Death Equal Justice?

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    punishment does not in fact deter criminal acts, as most supporters of the death penalty expect. Michael Meltsner points out that "capital punishment was justified as a deterrent to crime, yet the killing [has been] done infrequently and in privacy" (3); these factors lead to the ineffectiveness of capital punishment as a deterrent. The infrequent administration of capital punishment stems from the vast differences in each case and the legal variations among the states that permit capital punishment

  • There's No Evidence The Death Penalty Deters Crime

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    show that most Americans support the death penalty and see it as a deterrent to crime. In a 1991 Gallup poll, 76 percent of the sample surveyed favored the death penalty. However. the question was then posed that if new evidence showed that the death penalty didn't reduce crime would they still favor it. In that context, only 52 percent supported it. (Akers and Radelet 3). "These findings indicate, that the assumption of a deterrent effect is a major factor in public and political endorsement of the

  • Rape - A Community Problem

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    always be avoided, no matter what precautions the woman takes. It also puts part of the responsibility and blame for rape on the victim. Rapist control confuses prosecutions with prevention. There is little evidence that punishment serves as a deterrent. Besides, very few rapist are ever incarcerated. From very early ages, men and women are conditioned to accept different roles. Women are raised to be passive and men are raised to be aggressive. We are conditioned to accept certain attitudes

  • A Non-Pacifist Argument Against Capital Punishment

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    been based on one or more of the following claims: (1) Capital punishment is immoral because all killing is immoral, (2) Capital punishment is unjust because killing is irreversible, or (3) Capital punishment is ineffective because killing is not a deterrent to killing. I propose to argue instead that capital punishment is immoral because of the kind of killing it is, rather than because it is a kind of killing simpliciter. This is a specifically moral argument, but it differs from the usual pacifist

  • Capital Punishment in America

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    crime (homicide), and it is a hotly debated topic in our society. The basic issue is whether capital punishment should be allowed as it is today, or abolished in part or in whole. My argument is that: 1) Capital punishment is not an effective deterrent for heinous crimes. 2) Life imprisonment can be worse of a punishment than death, not as costly as execution, and better for rehabilitation. 3) The innocent can be wrongly put to death. Conclusion: Capital punishment should be abolished

  • The Incapacitation and the Deterrent Effects

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    The Incapacitation and the Deterrent Effects The incapacitation effect saves lives - that is, that by executing murderers you prevent them from murdering again and do, thereby, save innocent life (B.1-4, 7, 9, 10 & 15). The evidence of this is conclusive and incontrovertible. Furthermore, the individual deterrent effect also proves that executions save innocent life (B.7-9 & 11-18). This effect represents those potential murderers who did not murder under specific circumstances because of

  • Capital Punishment: Deterrent Effects

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    In Dezhbakhsh and Shepherd’s (2006) article reviewing the study on the deterrent effects of capital punishment, the results suggested that capital punishment does have a deterrent effect. Dezhbakhsh and Shepherd used panel data for 50 states during the 1960-2000 time period to examine the deterrent effect using the moratorium as a “judicial experiment.” They compared murder rates for each state immediately before and after it suspended or reinstated the death penalty. There are many factors that

  • The Death Penalty is An Effective Weapon Against Crime

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    would receive from committing the crime (Harries 11).  Even if a person gathers that capital punishment does in fact deter crime, they are left pondering if the death penalty is a more effective deterrent than life imprisonment. The easiest way to consider capital punishment as a more effective deterrent than life imprisonment would be to use common sense.  "People fear death more than life in prison" (Schonebaum 8).  Once a criminal is sentenced to death, they go through numerous appeals in order

  • Death Penalty - Justified

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    Some of the more important ones are overcrowded jails, the increasing murder rate, and keeping tax payers content. In light of these problems, I think the death penalty is our best and most reasonable solution because it is a highly effective deterrent to murder. And, tax payers would be pleased to know that their hard-earned tax dollars are not being wasted on supporting incorrigible criminals who are menaces to society. In addition, they would not be forced to fund the development of new penitentiaries

  • Is The Death Penalty An Effective Deterrent?

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    are reasons why it should remain. Is the capital punishment an effective deterrent? This essay is to inform the readers the effect and the controversy

  • Capital Punishment

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    capital punishment has become an increasingly controversial issue. In arguments against the death penalty in the United States, several themes have remained constant. Abolitionists have always claimed that capital punishment is not an effective deterrent, or at least, nobetter than long term imprisonment. Furthermore they argue that it imposed unreasonable risks in the possibility of executing the wrong person; that a willingness to use it tends to brutalize society; that it has never been administered

  • Deterrent Effect Case Study

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    Other jurisdictions that have taken up the issue have concluded such plaintiffs have standing. The Ninth Circuit recognizes the “deterrent effect doctrine” which means that an ADA plaintiff has Article III standing when the plaintiff encounters accessibility barriers and would return to the property if not for the barriers because the plaintiff “has been injured by the deterrent effect of the barriers actually encountered.” Chapman v. Pier 1 Imports (U.S.), Inc., 571 F.3d 853, 857-58 (9th Cir. 2009).

  • Nightclubs Role In Our Drug Problem

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    Closing down a crack house does not end the residents addiction, it just forces them to move. Reprimanding committed crimes does not eliminate the reason they were committed. Addressing drug offenses after they have been made is not an effective deterrent because the desire for the drug's effect still remains. Why is this desire more influential than the law? Partly because the potential benefits of drugs overwhelm us, and turn our focus away from the potential dangers and consequences. People will

  • Capital Punishment: A Necessary Deterrent

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    Lethal Justice “I believe that more people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.” (Reagan 1). Capital Punishment is the authorization of killing a person for a crime, and has been around since the eighteenth century. Approximately 400 years later many states in the United States have abolished this penalty of death. After all those years many states have yet to abolish the death penalty, because those remainder states know the effectiveness of Capital Punishment. I strongly agree with

  • American Exceptionalism: A Global Business Deterrent

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    American Exceptionalism: The Cultural Problem of Anti-Americanism in the Competitive Market Trends of the Global Business Community This international business study will define the negative cultural effects of American Exceptionalism and the Anti-American sentiment that is creating competitive barriers in the global business community. America is the predominant superpower in the world, which has created the impression that America is economically superior to less powerful nations. More so, some